Tue, 6th Dec 2016 10:00

Fine Art

 
 

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William Wheldon (19th Century) A portrait of William James Nicholson, his wife Mary and daughter Alice standing in a poison garden, oil on canvas, 143 x 110cms; 56 1/4 x 43 1/4in. NB The Nicholson's lived at 27 Percy Banks, Chirton, Tynemouth. William Nicholson was a steamboat owner and the Red Admiral butterfly on Alice's finger is perhaps a pun on the red ensign flown on her father's boat. His seaman's cap bears the monogram ''W.N.'', this naive family portrait was painted by James' cousin in 1856. See illustration
 

Auction: Fine Art, Tue, 6th Dec 2016

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